Ethan Hanzel defends against Paxton while teammate Bret Hanis looks on.

Shooting, defense lead Bulldogs

Humphrey-Lindsay Holy Family used some hot shooting and a stifling defense to grab a 17-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back as they took down Paxton 61-43 here at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Friday morning in Class D1 State Championship action.

“It feels so awesome to get to the championship game,” Bulldog coach Joe Hesse said. “I am so happy for the kids, these schools and our fans – it’s indescribable.”

The Bulldogs ran out to a 7-0 lead on a nifty move by Turner Beller on a fast break, another layup from Dylan Hanzel and a three Bret Hanis, who made the assist to Hanzel.

The Bulldog press gave the Tigers fit the entire game, but especially in the first half.

H-LHF shut down Paxton’s height advantage, namely 6-10 junior, Blake Brewster.


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